Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

What is the definition for “criticism or critical thinking” in an academic environment?

The answer to this question may depend on what your role is at the institution. Recently, it has been said that “criticism” is NOT negative or critical comments. This is a definition recently given to a group of UT academic … Continue reading

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“CAUT raises serious concerns about AUCC’s revised statement on academic freedom…”

CAUT’s open letter to AUCC. “The 2011 AUCC Statement on Academic Freedom is the first change to its position on academic freedom since 1988. CAUT’s open letter is highly critical noting “There is a certain perverse irony that AUCC chose … Continue reading

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UTFA – How does UTFA represent librarians at the University of Toronto?

Lately, there has been a rumor circulating that the chair of the UTFA librarians committee had stepped down to be replaced by another colleague. We think the confusion has arisen over a general lack of understanding about how UTFA works … Continue reading

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